Wordish Wednesday 06/01/11 -- American Gothic Dentist in Montclair
A dentist in Montclair, New Jersey has decided to use an imaginative re-working of the classic Grant Wood painting "American Gothic" on the sign for the dental practice! As soon as I saw the sign I stopped in my tracks and laughed and pulled out the camera.
It's amusing because Grant Wood apparently used his own dentist as the model for the farmer/preacher/whatever. The female model for the daughter was apparently Wood's own sister.
This painting has been parodied endlessly. Remember the ending to the famous opening credits of the immortal TV classic, Green Acres?
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